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This volume examines the causes, consequences, and dynamics of that style of governance by force that has come to be known as state terror. The collection deals with theoretical issues and examines case applications as well. The editors distinguish among the study of oppression, repression, and state terror systems. State terrorism in the form of enforcement terrorism, economic repression, military control, and the legal oppression of apartheid in Latin America, Argentina, the Philippines, and South Africa is discussed. One chapter explores American containment policy. Theoretical chapters on state terrorism include editor George Lopez's scheme for the analysis of government terror, editor Michael Stohl's discussion of the international dimensions of this problem, and an agenda for continued investigation.

  • ISBN13: 9780313237263
  • Publisher: Greenwood Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 1984
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00202
SeriesContributions in Military History
Series Volume Number103
Publication DateApril 24, 1984

The State as Terrorist

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